Better known for the brutal conflict that devastated the region, Bosnia-Herzegovina is beginning to emerge as an essential stop on the backpacker trail. Whether you’re looking for crystal clear rivers and bears in Sutjeska National Park, or a beguiling blend of East and West in Sarajevo’s Turkish quarter, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s natural landscape and cultural heritage make it an unmissable destination. As its tourism begins to boom, get ahead of the crowds by using our map of Bosnia-Herzegovina to start planning your trip now.

From the pungent aroma of ground coffee and grilled kebabs to the colourful turrets of minarets, Sarajevo’s bustling Old Town belies its bloody past. With countless mosques, busy bazaars and relaxed cafés, the country’s capital has lots to explore. Another city deserving of a visit is Mostar, where steep, stone streets descend down to the turquoise blue Neretva River, which divides the city. Finally, for thrill-seekers, Bihac offers adrenaline-pumping rafting on the crystal clear River Una.

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